PAN Pesticides Database - California Pesticide Use

Pesticide Use on Broccoli in 2016

Note: See Working with the Information on this Page section below for important notes about this data.

Identifying information about Broccoli, including commodity group and code number.
Top 50 pesticides used on Broccoli, with information on the identity, use type and toxicity of each pesticide, as well as gross pounds used, application rate, acres planted, and number of applications.
Pesticide use on Broccoli by county for all counties in California, with information on gross pounds used, application rate, acres planted, and number of applications.

Crop or Site information for Broccoli

Basic Identification Information About This Crop or Site
Name
CDFA Commodity Group
Use Category
EPA Site Code
DPR Site Code
Broccoli
Vegetables and Melons
AG
13005
13005

PUR estimates of acres planted for broccoli are highly variable due to errors in the original data, double counting and the planting of more than one crop per year in a single field. Data from 1991, 1994 and 1997 are probably incorrect due to errors in

 

Top 50 Pesticides Used on Broccoli in California in 2016


Totals for 2003 and later may be under-reported due to omission of adjuvants in DPR's data since that time.
Chemical Name
(CA Chem Code)
Chemical Class PAN Bad Actor Gross
Pounds
Application Rate
Pounds per acre treated
Acres Planted
where all or part
has been sprayed
Acres Treated
All Chemicals (NA, 00)
Not Listed 480,016 0.33 1,701,220 1,395,080
Uses:
DCPA (179)
Alkyl Phthalate Yes 66,794 3.26 466,029 20,520
Uses: Herbicide
Potash soap (1596, 1409)
Soap Not Listed 48,449 6.58 85,087 7,365
Note! Data for Potash soap summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Herbicide, Insecticide, Adjuvant
Bensulide (70)
Organophosphorus Yes 31,282 3.28 134,744 9,549
Uses: Herbicide
1,3-Dichloropropene (573)
Halogenated organic Yes 23,496 152.6 295.2 154.0
Uses: Fumigant, Nematicide
PCNB (464)
Substituted Benzene Not Listed 17,028 23.6 22,336 721.7
Uses: Fungicide, Nematicide, Algaecide
Malathion (367)
Organophosphorus Yes 15,645 1.24 74,680 12,589
Uses: Insecticide
Methyl bromide (385)
Halogenated organic Yes 15,531 - - -
Uses: Fumigant, Insecticide, Herbicide, Nematicide
Oleic acid, methyl ester (2266)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 14,147 0.85 333,339 16,726
Uses: Adjuvant
Oxyfluorfen (1973)
Diphenyl ether Yes 13,878 0.29 309,120 47,694
Uses: Herbicide
Imidacloprid (3849)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 11,831 0.20 514,386 60,147
Uses: Insecticide
Fatty Acids, C16-C18 and C18-unsaturated, methyl esters (5881)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 11,829 0.32 90,849 36,650
Uses: Adjuvant
Neem oil (3979, 6065)
Botanical Not Listed 9,217 1.27 36,778 7,279
Note! Data for Neem oil summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Insecticide
Naled (418)
Organophosphorus Yes 8,819 1.24 130,294 7,108
Uses: Insecticide
Sulfur (560)
Inorganic Not Listed 8,218 2.14 6,966 3,837
Uses: Fungicide, Insecticide
Mineral oil, refined (401, 3846, 3847, 2601, 2106, 2045, 2768)
Petroleum derivative-Saturated Not Listed 8,062 0.68 28,642 11,773
Note! Data for Mineral oil, refined summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Herbicide, Plant Growth Regulator, Insecticide, Adjuvant, Solvent
Chlorothalonil (677)
Substituted Benzene Yes 7,717 1.01 89,688 7,609
Uses: Fungicide
Burkholderia sp strain A396 cells and spent fermentation media (6064)
Microbial Not Listed 7,480 6.76 4,213 1,106
Uses: Fungicide
Mancozeb (211)
Dithiocarbamate-ETU, Inorganic-Zinc Yes 7,391 1.51 52,065 4,885
Uses: Fungicide
Lecithin (3264)
Botanical Not Listed 7,332 0.32 363,301 22,772
Uses: Fungicide
Mono- and di- potassium salts of phosphorous acid (5766)
Inorganic Not Listed 6,666 2.64 28,379 2,522
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide
Methyl soyate (3519)
Fatty acid ester Not Listed 6,339 0.21 493,281 30,603
Uses: Adjuvant
Bacillus thuringiensis, subsp. Kurstaki, strain ABTS-351, fermentation solids and solubles (5829)
Microbial Not Listed 5,834 0.73 92,336 7,963
Uses: Insecticide
Spirotetramat (5955)
Keto-enol Not Listed 5,350 0.08 1,003,150 69,508
Uses: Insecticide
Azoxystrobin (4037)
Strobin Not Listed 5,214 0.21 271,129 25,291
Uses: Fungicide
Emulsifiable methylated vegetable oil (5224)
Not Listed 5,004 0.40 205,314 12,562
Uses: Insecticide, Adjuvant
Trifluralin (597)
2,6-Dinitroaniline Not Listed 4,798 0.55 13,989 8,782
Uses: Herbicide
Napropamide (1728)
Amide Not Listed 4,548 0.60 41,723 7,572
Uses: Herbicide
Poly (methylene para nonylphenoxy) - poly (oxypropylene) propanol (1788)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 3,959 0.11 91,103 37,188
Uses: Adjuvant
Undecyl polyoxyethylene (5 moles ethylene oxide) (3929)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 3,800 0.12 498,915 30,752
Uses: Adjuvant
Bacillus thuringiensis, Subsp. Aizawai, Strain ABTS-1857 (5879)
Microbial Not Listed 3,556 1.00 13,886 3,571
Uses: Insecticide
Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol (1743, 1397, 3999, 5755)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 3,329 0.10 177,253 34,092
Note! Data for Nonyl phenoxy poly (ethylene oxy) ethanol summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Adjuvant, Plant Growth Regulator, Soap or Surfactant
Poly oxyethylated tallow amine (2807, 6097, 2233)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 3,242 0.09 95,314 37,665
Note! Data for Poly oxyethylated tallow amine summarizes data from 2 or more chem codes and may not agree with DPR summaries which total data for each chem code.
Uses: Adjuvant
Clothianidin (5792)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 3,090 0.15 306,040 16,868
Uses: Insecticide
Propionic acid (505)
Carboxylic acid or salt Not Listed 2,541 0.13 339,865 19,694
Uses: Fungicide, Microbiocide, Preservative
Fenamidone (5791)
Imidazole Not Listed 2,483 0.22 32,582 11,162
Uses: Fungicide
Myrothecium verrucaria, dried fermentation solids & solubles, Strain AARC-0255 (3966)
Microbial Not Listed 2,295 3.12 4,329 736.7
Uses: Insecticide, Nematicide
Chromobacterium subtsugae strain PRAA4-1 cells and spent fermentation media (6024)
Microbial Not Listed 2,295 0.71 11,323 3,229
Uses: Insecticide
Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Aizawai, GC-91 protein (3843)
Microbial Not Listed 2,278 0.95 38,296 2,393
Uses: Insecticide
Bifenthrin (2300)
Pyrethroid Yes 2,181 0.09 129,269 23,380
Uses: Insecticide
Polybutenes (1040)
Polymer Not Listed 2,141 0.06 91,639 36,684
Uses: Rodenticide
Chlorantraniliprole (5964)
Anthranilic diamide Not Listed 2,103 0.06 299,177 35,063
Uses: Insecticide
Metam-sodium (616)
Dithiocarbamate-MITC Yes 2,083 101.1 399.5 20.6
Uses: Fumigant, Herbicide, Fungicide, Microbiocide, Algaecide
Pyraclostrobin (5759)
Strobin Not Listed 2,031 0.19 108,635 10,758
Uses: Fungicide
Dimethoate (216)
Organophosphorus Yes 1,972 0.47 78,972 4,185
Uses: Insecticide
Alcohol ethoxylate (C9-C11, 6 EO) (2700)
Polyalkyloxy Compound Not Listed 1,806 0.06 291,569 28,062
Uses: Adjuvant
Citric acid (142)
Botanical Not Listed 1,693 0.08 317,765 21,273
Uses: pH Adjustment, Fungicide, Microbiocide
Bacillus thuringiensis (berliner), subsp. Kurstaki, strain SA-11 (3862)
Microbial Not Listed 1,688 0.79 23,594 2,130
Uses: Insecticide
Indoxacarb, S-isomer (5331)
Unclassified Not Listed 1,619 0.06 464,232 25,348
Uses: Insecticide
Thiamethoxam (5598)
Neonicotinoid Not Listed 1,611 0.06 409,522 25,138
Uses: Insecticide

Regional Use for All Chemicals on Broccoli in 2016

Region
(County Code)
Gross
Pounds
Application
Rate
pounds per acre treated
Acres Planted
where all or part
has been sprayed
Acres Treated Application
Count
California (00)
480,016 0.33 1,701,220 1,395,080 67,532
Monterey (27)
199,840 0.35 1,575,280 575,084 32,378
Santa Barbara (42)
91,387 0.33 79,552 279,728 17,533
Imperial (13)
70,137 0.34 16,612 207,306 4,957
San Luis Obispo (40)
37,607 0.25 9,420 88,463 5,784
Fresno (10)
26,432 0.20 4,879 131,224 1,085
San Benito (35)
16,931 0.81 3,754 20,946 2,182
Riverside (33)
15,681 0.43 2,989 36,392 1,260
Santa Cruz (44)
7,261 6.33 1,052 1,147 116
Kern (15)
4,243 0.46 2,118 9,166 358
Stanislaus (50)
3,332 0.18 2,187 18,419 233
Santa Clara (43)
2,627 0.25 1,165 10,322 745
Sacramento (34)
1,280 0.18 468.5 7,264 255
Kings (16)
908.7 0.25 359.9 3,686 76
San Joaquin (39)
784.4 0.53 210.8 1,481 33
Tulare (54)
577.1 0.36 310.0 1,625 37
San Bernardino (36)
434.4 0.75 161.0 580.1 225
Ventura (56)
326.7 0.13 561.7 1,842 138
Los Angeles (19)
115.2 3.30 12.0 34.9 27
Solano (48)
47.6 0.37 20.0 130.0 9
Sonoma (49)
12.8 - 0.10 - 26
San Diego (37)
12.6 0.97 1.25 12.9 30
Yolo (57)
9.69 0.05 35.0 178.0 7
Placer (31)
9.07 1.51 1.50 6.00 4
Alameda (01)
8.89 0.71 33.5 12.5 10
Glenn (11)
8.30 0.31 21.0 27.0 4
Orange (30)
4.37 0.97 7.00 4.50 18
Humboldt (12)
0.42 0.35 8.00 1.20 2
Working with the Information on this Page

* Complete 2001 data for Kern county was never submitted by the Kern County Agricultural Commissioners office. This missing data includes approximately 32,000 records totaling roughly 10 million pounds. An omission of this scale will significantly impact statewide trends.

** The 2005 data for Ventura county is incomplete because not all of the data was available at the time of DPR's release. Missing data includes mostly applications made in November and December. An estimate based on reported use in Ventura County during November and December from 2002 to 2004 suggests that the 2005 total pounds is underreported by approximately 500,000 pounds. The active ingredients most affected are captan and petroleum oil. See the DPR's 2005 PUR report for additional details.

NOTE! See methodology and documentation for California Pesticide Use Reporting for important qualifications on these numbers.

Click on the commodities name links for special caveats on the data for each commodity. For more detailed use information, including data for other years, search our California Pesticide Use database. Original source for all pesticide use data is the California Pesticide Use Report (PUR) dataset, collected and managed by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Significant processing of the original dataset is required to generate the summary data presented here; see documentation for a full discussion of data handling.

NOTE! Comments on the accuracy of Acres Planted reflect PAN's analysis of acreage data from the California Agricultural Statistics Service (CASS) and Department of Pesticide Regulation Pesticide Use Reporting data. The method used to assess acreage accuracy is described in the documentation. Accuracy was evaluated for aggregate, statewide California acreage, but not for smaller regions (e.g., counties). See CASS acreage estimates for additional information.

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Definitions
  • Acres Planted is the planted acreage of the crop in the selected region where the selected chemical was applied. This figure may not be the total acreage of the selected crop. To obtain the total planted acreage for a crop or county, see the crop and county pages available from the Pesticide Use Search Page. See documentation for important distinctions between acres treated and acres planted.
  • Acres Treated is the acreage of the crop actually treated with the pesticide. Gross Pounds applied divided by Acres Treated is the application rate of the pesticide. The difference between Acres Planted and Acres Treated is best explained through an example:If a farmer has a 100-acre field and sprays 50 acres, then the Acres Planted will be 100 and the Acres Treated will be 50. If a farmer sprays 50 of their 100 acres three times, then the Acres Planted will remain at 100 acres, but now the value of Acres Treated will be 150. This figure may not be the total acreage of the selected crop. See documentation for further distinctions between acres treated and acres planted.
  • Application Count indicates the number of times this chemical was applied.
  • Application Rate indicates the total pounds applied to acreage divided by the total treated acres. Only pounds applied to acreage are used to calculate the application rate. This excludes pesticides used to fumigate stored commodities or other non-cropland applications. See documentation for important distinctions between acres treated and acres planted.
  • Chemical Class indicates the chemical classification of this chemical.
  • Chemical Code is the California Department of Pesticide Regulation code number assigned as an identifier for each chemical.
  • Chemical Uses indicates the major uses for this chemical, with the most common use listed first.
  • County Code is a code number that various California State agencies use to identify each California county. There are 58 total counties.
  • Field Count is the number of fields where this chemical was applied.
  • Gross Pounds indicates the total pounds used, including both pounds used on acreage and pounds used in other applications such as commodity fumigation.
  • PAN Bad Actor indicates whether this chemical belongs to the group of most toxic pesticides or not. See link for a full definition of this term.